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Chugging Along

This is the second time we have had the opportunity to photograph Anders and his family. We hope this continues because they are all so great to wo…

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The perfect win!

Erica was lucky enough to win a gift certificate from a local trivia night. We love to donate to the local events and then meet new families that l…

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Baby on board

Everyone has a chosen career, something they are good at – love to do. Photography has been my passion since a very young age. Growing up my friend…

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Lisa and Josh

The weather forecasted a day of rain and clouds for Lisa and Josh.
So far, so good, as we arrived at the MAGNOLIA salon on the morning of the wedd…

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Amanda and Paul

We have been looking forward to the wedding of Amanda and Paul for awhile because the engagement session was so much fun. Also because we knew that…

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Senior Photos

40 years….yes we have been in business for 40 years! Many things have changed in those years just in the technical aspect of our daily lives– color…

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Sarah and Steven

One day in January I got an email from Tammy saying her niece was getting married. The photographer she had used in the past was no longer doing we…

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Growing Fast

It is amazing to watch the kids grow up and Brendan will be no exception. We met him when he was only a few days old for his newborn session. Caitl…

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Something for mom

We have said it before but it’s always worth mentioning again…don’t ever miss the moments! Lacy called us hoping to come in right away for a sessio…

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Spring Photos

The past few weeks we have been busy with our spring sessions. We are always excited for this time of year because it add an extra element of fun t…

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Jessie and Daniel

For a photographer there’s nothing more fun than getting to go to a new location for photos! While St. Louis has many wonderful spots to go to, s…

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A special gift

Lindsay received a gift certificate from a local school auction. We donate to area schools to help them raise money. This also gives us a chance to…

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Kelly and Bobby

We met Kelly back in 2012 when her cousin Stephanie got married and she was a bridesmaid. We had such a great time with the whole wedding party and…

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Alice in the wind

What do you do when you are in town visiting family…have a family portrait taken by Ravetta’s of course! When Dan was in visiting last year his mom…

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Baby Bella

Investing in a newborn photographer is something that you should decide on after you do some research and find someone that fits with what you are …

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a new star
Baby Benton

Once again we have been blessed to work with one of our wedding couples as they have started growing their family. Ariel and Joel welcomed Benton a…

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Portrait Photography

When searching for a photographer there are a few questions you should ask. We wanted to answer them for you:
Can I see some of your recent work?

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Suzette and Gene

Suzette called about a month before her wedding event. She wanted to capture the moments and having worked with us in the past she knew exactly who…

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Kate is One!

When your baby turns one they are no longer a baby, they are now a toddler and soon going to be a considered a kid. Growing up is something that ha…

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Baby Isaac

Finding the right newborn photographer can be a challenge. This market is saturated with photographers, so how do you make a decision? Well one opt…

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Baby Charlie

Photographing a newborn session is a special event and we are honored when we get a call to be a part of these moments. Choosing who will photograp…

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Baby Grayson

When a new baby arrives we are happy to get the call to schedule a newborn session. It is even more exciting when it is a couple we worked with for…

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Baby Taylor

When setting up a newborn session it is best to have it done within the first 10 days if possible. We suggest for parents to call prior to the arri…

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Will and Stacy

I truly love photographing a surprise engagement. We are contacted by the groom to be and he wants to set up a way to photograph the moment he asks…

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Family Session

Kevin stopped in our office one day saying his wife Marleen put him in charge of finding a photographer to take a family photo while everyone was t…

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Melanie and Chris

Time and time again we say that we create relationships with our clients. We met Melanie when she was in high school. She attended a school that we…

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Katie and Adam

One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting to work outside as much as we do. We don’t get the opportunity to do that as often in the…

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Daniel and Verka

Daniel contacted us to photograph a special event, it was a last minute event but we are always happy to help if we are available. He had a perfect…

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Best Friends – Brothers

We really can’t speak enough about the loyalty of our clients and the friendships that are created. Customers that have worked with us for wedding …

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Birthday Buddies

Each year we are happy to see birthday club kids come back for their yearly photos, Brendon and Robyn are no exception. The birthday club starts wh…

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Amanda and David

Loyalty is a strong feeling of support. We are very loyal to our customers by being available when needed, responding quickly to messages and above…

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Lacey and Brenden

Lacey wanted to keep the wedding planning simple. She knew she had found the man for her, Brenden, and it didn’t matter where they got married. The…

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Max and Jamie

We have mentioned it before but must mention again how grateful we are for almost 40 years of business. This now means that we are photographing a …

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and then two
Lisa and Josh

We are always glad to have previous customers return for more photos with us! Often it is when something new and exciting is happening in their li…

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Meet me in St. Louis

Debbie and her family are from out of town. They decided that St. Louis was in the middle of the family’s current locations so they planned on meet…

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Chilly Engagement

One day I am outside doing an engagement session in 80 degree weather and then the next day it is 40 degrees and windy! I wouldn’t expect anything …

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Lynn and Doug

Lynn and Doug were looking for some unique ideas when searching for a photographer. We talked about all the locations we could go in Belleville and…

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Julie and Dave

During a wedding last spring we met Julie, she was part of the wedding party. After working with us she knew exactly where to go for her wedding ph…

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Danielle and Dane

One wonderful aspect of photographing weddings is getting the opportunity to work with the same family multiple times! Last summer we photographed…

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Lauren and Rob

We were very excited to receive a call from Lauren that she needed a wedding photographer! Her dad and Lou have been friends for a long time, so wh…

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Kelsey and Bryan

When talking to Kelsey about her wedding she mention a few unique ideas that she wanted to make sure we captured because they were important to her…

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Nicole and Chris

Nicole and Chris came to us not only in search of a wedding photographer but also other vendors that could help make their day special. They decide…

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Don’t miss the mini’s

Kelly and Steve heard about us because we do the school photos for their daughters. Their oldest is also in the same class as my son. They had a bi…

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Fabulous Fall Weather

As a member of the birthday club Heather is currently visiting us very often because the club includes 4 sessions during babies first year. We have…

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All Smiles!

Here are our two “peas in a pod” and this time they are dressed as Mickey and Minnie for Halloween. They looked so cute in their costumes and were …

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Family Photo Time

Laurie was fortunate enough to win a gift certificate from one of our donations. It was a perfect reason to get the family together for photos. Hav…

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Jessica and Justin

A couple that was meant for each other, Jessica and Justin. Jessica came to our studio with her mom and they were carefully selecting a photographe…

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Amanda and Paul

One day I got a call from Amanda’s mom because she was engaged and mom wanted to see if we were available. We have known the family for years being…

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Fall Family

This up and down weather has really gotten us crazy this October. We had lots of sessions that were looking for fall leaves at the beginning of the…

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A family first

We are proud to be asked to donate sessions to various charities and schools in the area. The donation helps the cause and also the family that win…

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Hannah and Curtis

Hannah and Curtis were such a joy to work with from the first time we met them. We did an engagement session about a year ago and they had so many …

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Welcome Catherine

Family is very important and we feel that our clients become part of our family when they give us the opportunity to capture their memories. This f…

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Becca and Luke

This couple and their families are the prime example of true love. Love of life, love of family values… It definitely made the day more relaxing…

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Growing Up

Watching kids grow up is an amazing part of our business. We see families from the time they meet us looking for wedding photographs until…well we …

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Molly and Kyle

Molly and Kyle visited our booth at a wedding show back in January. Those shows can be so overwhelming but we instantly stood out to them and they …

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Jennie and Darin

It was another beautiful day for a wedding!

Jennie and Darin had a very carefree attitude about photography. Prior to the wedding, we were a li…

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Sister

When you think about having your hands full with errands, meal planning, work and cleaning….let’s add a toddler and newborn just to spice life up a…

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Persian Traditions

This was a spectacular day for Maria and Anoosh. The day started with rain and a frantic call from the groom. “What are we going to do?” After w…

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Janna and Dan

We are a part of many different types of weddings. We enjoy photographing the weddings that have morning ceremonies and evening receptions with lot…

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Senior Photo Tips

There are a lot of things to consider when planning for your senior photos. Taking your senior photos is a fun time for you to tell your story! Ra…

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Molly and Stuart

Molly and Stuart came in to visit us and talk about wedding photography only six weeks ago. She knew about our photography service because she was …

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Baby Clark

Becoming a parent can be stressful but Caitlin does is beautifully. We have been waiting the arrival of Brendan since we photographed Caitlin’s pre…

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Samantha and Ryan

What a beautiful day for a wedding celebration with family! When my cousin-in-law Samantha asked us to photograph her and Ryan’s wedding I was thr…

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2 Year Cutie

We got to the park for a session with Lucas who we have been photographing since he was born. In fact we did his parents wedding and have known mom…

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Big Brother

The last time we saw Aiden he told us he was going to be a big brother. We were very excited for him and the family. Watching mom and dad grow from…

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Sweet Sisters

One year ago we met Elizabeth during her newborn session. We took some photos with her proud big sister and included mom and dad in a few photos. E…

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Eric and Kristin

The story behind Eric and Kristin is one of true fairytales. They attended the same high school, Bishop DuBourg. One day a friend of Kristin’s said…

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Baby Elena

When a new baby arrives it is sometimes hard to get out of the house. Especially if this is the second, third or more! We are more than happy to co…

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Mila and Family

When a photography studio has been around as long as Ravetta Photography we start doing photographs of the next generation. Sam had his photo taken…

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Happy birthday grandpa!

When you have been in business for almost 40 years you meet lots of people and take countless family photos. I have known Angie for as long as I ca…

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School Photos

Everyone wants to look good in their school photos! After all, these are the photos you will look back on in your yearbook for years to come. We …

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Capture “The Bump”

One day I am working the office as usual and I get a call from Caitlin. We have known her for what seems like forever at this point! Her sister joi…

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Family Forever

We recently had the pleasure of working with Heather and her family in July. While in the office she also set up a session for an extended family p…

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Family fun

Hot, Hot, Hot is about the only word that describes the day we took these family photos. But we can also add Fun, Fun, Fun to describe the family w…

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Grace and her smile

Families love the casual look of interacting with each other and the moments in between the cheesy smiles and posing. When we get a call from someo…

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Gina and Chris

It is always so much fun to photograph a wedding for friends or family! Chris and I have been friends since college, so when he and Gina asked us …

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Cardinal Nation

Getting the extended family together for a family portrait can be a stressful thing to do. We would like to make that as easy as possible. We are m…

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Glamorous Katherine

Heather called because she was familiar with our work at a local school. She had a recent addition to her family and wanted to update the family ph…

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Sarah and Thomas

Rain, Rain, go away…exactly what Sarah and Thomas were thinking on their wedding day. However for such a rainy day these two were happy to be getti…

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9 Month Frankie

We are so happy the Kim and Frank have been bringing in Frankie for photos as part of the birthday club. We can’t help but plan ahead and talk abou…

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I DO
Surprise Engagement

About a month ago we got a call from Frank. He was planning something special and wanted to have a photographer there to take photos. Living in Spr…

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Wedding Tips

There are many questions to ask when looking for a wedding photographer, we would love to answer some of them for you.
1. What is your background?…

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Party of Five

When we meet a couple to talk about wedding photography we can only hope we will be a part of their lives for the wedding and a future family. That…

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Senior Photos

When it comes to senior photos, Ravetta’s wants you to have the best experience possible! We’d like to answer some questions commonly asked about …

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Family Affair

When Julie got engaged I was hoping she would call to have me photograph the wedding. She is a cousin-in-law and doing weddings – or any type of po…

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Newborn Bunny

Living close to a photography studio makes it very easy to come in for sessions, perhaps even a few times a year. At only 2 weeks old Colin is off…

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Conner 4 Year

As it has been mentioned before it is always fun to work with people we have known for years. Kim and I went to the same high school. Little did we…

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Beth and David

Beth and David met during a group running activity and decided to “run” with the relationship. There had to be at least one running pun in this pos…

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Anders and family

Sometimes you just never know who you will run into while out and about. I was at the doctor’s office with my son one day and ran into a former hig…

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Jennifer and Brian

When a couple comes in to visit our studio and talk about wedding photography we talk about so much. We go over the details of the day, the special…

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Sisters

We have local clients that come in regularly and then we also have people that never miss a chance to visit with us when they are in town. During a…

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Family Gathering

We have been working hard with lots of extended family portraits since the weather is great outside. It is wonderful to see that families in the ar…

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Gregory is 1

A little over a year ago we met Angie, she came to the studio because her daughter was getting married and they need a photographer. She brought wi…

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Sisters Forever

One of the many great things about a small photography studio is really getting close with clients and also receiving a referral from happy familie…

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Family Photo

Karen called because the whole family was going to be together for a wedding. They don’t often get together all dressed up in such a beautiful plac…

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Girls Day

A generation photo is timeless. Whether it is during an anniversary party, birthday party, holiday or just a special day out it is important to re…

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Molly and Kyle

An engagement session is a perfect way for us to get to know a couple and also for them to get to know us and how we work behind the camera. When I…

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FIRST Championship

One thing I love about my job is the opportunity to photograph many different kinds of events. One of the more unique events that I have had the c…

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Gayle and Tim

I was very excited when Gayle called asking me to take their engagement photos! Gayle and I have been friends since college, and it is always a hu…

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Lauren 1st Communion

First communion is a special time and needs to be documented. If your school doesn’t have a photographer come during the mass why not mention us. R…

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Melissa and Jeremy

Melissa and Jeremy were referred to us by another photographer that no longer does weddings. I was thrilled to meet them and talk about the wedding…

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Two times the fun

Newborns sessions are tons of fun and what could be better than one snuggly new baby…TWO snuggly babies! Maggie and Ben are a bit closer to 3 month…

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All Generations

When we get a call that an extended family is getting together for an event we are very excited. We can’t stress enough the importance of family ph…

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Katie Senior Photos

With the weather warming up, it has been great to get outside for photos again! Last week I photographed Katie for her senior photos. Katie is a m…

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Samantha in the park

Samantha came in for her first session when she was born and we have done two more since then. This 8 month session was so much fun because she is …

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Smith Family

Watching a family grow is one of the best parts of being a photographer and one of the reasons we love our job. Sometimes we meet people when they …

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Abe and Family

It was a windy day, so windy in fact that Abe thought he could fly away. As we walked around the park getting photos of his family he put out his a…

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Max Senior Photos

I was pleased to hear that Marilyn had called to set up an appointment for her son Max to have senior photos taken. We are nearing the end of the s…

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Frank and Family

What a privilege to meet Frank, he is the fifth so they call him ‘V’. Probably one of the best nick names I have ever heard. I didn’t get a chance …

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Family Photo Tips

Now that the weather is perfect for outdoor portrait we wanted to share with you a few tips for an outdoor family session.
1. Plan ahead – don’t …

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Little Lucas

Smiles for days! Lucas has been a part of the Ravetta Photography family since he was born. In fact we have known his mom for almost 20 years….wow …

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Alex – Senior Photos

Graduations are just a couple of months away, and we are busy wrapping up photos for the class of 2016. It has been so much fun meeting all the s…

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Jessica and Justin

I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica and Justin about a month ago when they came in to look wedding packages.  The wedding is in October and they …

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Colton 1 Year

Even though it is cold outside, we have still been busy at the studio. This week we had the pleasure of photographing Colton for his one-year birth…

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Spring Photos

Ravetta Photography has been doing spring photo with live animals for many years. The idea surfaced because we were looking for something different…

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